USPS prices raises

USPS Announces Price Changes For 2019

Whether you mail letters or ship packaged goods from your eCommerce store through the U.S. Postal Service, prepare to pay more as the company is imposing a price hike effective Jan. 27, 2019.

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has already been notified of the new prices which have already been approved by the Governors of the Postal Service.

According to its press release, USPS will raise prices for Mailing Services by approximately 2.5% while its Shipping charges will depend on the type of product.

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It further stated that the prices for Mailing Services reflect the Consumer Price Index (CPI) while that of its Shipping Services are based on market conditions.

Once the proposed prices are approved by the PRC, the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp will increase from 50 cents to 55 cents. Meanwhile, a single-piece additional ounce price will be reduced to 15 cents from the going rate of 21 cents.

New Price List of USPS for its Mailing Services:

ProductCurrent Proposed
Letters (1 oz.)50 cents 55 cents
Letters additional ounces 21 cents15 cents
Letters (metered 1 oz.)  47 cents50 cents
Outbound International Letters (1 oz.)  $1.15$1.15
Domestic Postcards 35 cents  35 cents


The following are its proposed domestic Priority Mail Retail Flat Rate price changes:

ProductCurrent Proposed
Small Flat Rate Box$7.20$7.90
Medium Flat Rate Box $13.65$14.35
Large Flat Rate Box $18.90 $19.95
APO/FPO Large Flat Rate Box $17.40$18.45
Regular Flat Rate Envelope $6.70 $7.35
Legal Flat Rate Envelope$7.00$7.65
Padded Flat Rate Envelope$7.25  $8.00

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